The aluminum Systematic Series 5 Geared Center Column from Gitzo has a wide-diameter column that maintains the strength of Systematic series 5 tripods no matter how high it is set. The rapid column is locked and unlocked by a simple twist mechanism similar to Gitzo's tripod legs, sliding quickly within the tripod shoulder, providing the same strong and solid locking mechanism under heavy loads.
Gitzo's Power Disc with head-locking screws and retractable hook allow stabilizing counterweights to hang from the center column. It is also compatible with the safety catch feature of Gitzo's updated Systematic tripods. A safety latch on the base of the head prevents it from falling out until a button on the underside is pressed - providing secure, accident-proof support, even when swapping center components.
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Gitzo Systematic Series 5 Aluminum Geared Center Column
Limited 2-Year Warranty Extendable to 7 Years with Registration